OCULENZ has a patent pending USPTO application for eye-tracking as utilized in Augmented Reality headwear.
The OCULENZ eye-tracking is used in the Medical Application of the OCULENZ glasses, as well as for Industrial and Commercial application solutions. The Eye-Tracking subsystem works through hardware and software to ensure that the image of the computer-mediated video information is directed to the appropriate position on the lenses where the eyes are gazing. The Eye-Tracking is useful, not only for positioning of the video images, but to monitor fatigue of the wearer, or to alert in the instance that an OCULENZ wearer is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. This can be helpful to alert corporate management concerning potential hazards in settings like an assembly line.
Hand Gesturing and Control
OCULENZ’s DIGITRX hand gesturing and control is one of the first ARwear solutions to offer patent-pending real-time gesture recognition technology which lets people use their hands for interaction and control of virtual or even real objects.
SLAMTRX is OCULENZ version of Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) which works in combination with the GPS installed in the OCULENZ hardware.
SLAMTRX It is software and hardware which senses an unknown environment and recognizes and maps objects and pathways while simultaneously keeping track of a user’s location. SLAMTRX enables accurate mapping where GPS localization is unavailable, such as indoor spaces by using sensor data to simultaneously locate objects for a user in an environment and generate a coherent map of their surroundings. The simplest form of this technology recognizes walls, barriers, obstacles, and floors. This is then used to help an OCULENZ wearer better understand his/her environment and prevent a wearer from falling over a curb, or furniture, or navigate through multiple obstacles. The OCULENZ SLAMTRX technology provides measurement, situational awareness and the creation of SLAMTRX is a key driver behind Ocutrx control of drones and robotics. In other augmented reality applications, the SLAMTRX technology enables the positioning of complex 3D models in tracked scenes ensuring accurate visualization and best positioning from the real to virtual environment.
OCULENZ object recognition sensor technology is called SYNTRX.
The OCULENZ software has a process for identifying a specific object in a digital image or video taken by the ARwear’s cameras. The OCULENZ Object recognition algorithms rely on matching, learning, or pattern recognition algorithms using appearance-based or feature-based techniques. Objects can even be recognized when they are partially obstructed from view.
OCULENZ’s Dynamic Opacity technology, called OPTRX solves the typical problem of using a reflected image on see-through lenses in sunlight or bright lighting conditions.
Instead of having the lens be shaded all the time, which makes the wearer vulnerable to falls or trips over unseen obstacles, the OPTRX technology only obscures that portion of the lens where the eyes are viewing the video. The OPTRX software works in conjunction with the EYETRX software to map the user’s eye gaze and adjust not only the video but the opacity on the exterior of the lens where the eyes are gazing. In addition, the brightness of the display can be adjusted up or down to meet ambient lighting conditions. Alternatively, the adjustment can be programmed into the system controller and automatically adjust depending on what the sensors say the brightness of the ambient light is, which would typically be brighter when in the brighter exterior light. With the OPTRX Dynamic Opacity, the reflected display has a buffer between it and exterior light, which gives the reflected display greater brightness to the eye. Alternatively the user can use voice command "VR" and make the entire lens opaque which converts the Oculenz AR headset into a true VR platform.
and Voice Command
The OCULENZ headset includes a VOICTRX Speech Recognition and Voice Command software subsystem which interacts with internally loaded software and apps.
You can tell VOICTRX to pretty much do anything you could do with a keyboard or gesture control to command the system. It can open browsers for you (including new tabs), and apps on your OCULENZ headset for viewing or searching. When used with the DIGITRX hand gesturing and control a user can voice command a specific virtual menu to appear, then use the DIGITRX hand gesturing to make a selection from the virtual menu. VOICTRX can also be used to control, add to, subtract from or otherwise manipulate pictures, text or documents --- and once you have a document open, you can dictate text and your words will instantly appear there.
Visual Virtual Assistant
The OCULENZ also provides the ASSISTRX Visual Virtual Assistant, which interfaces with the outside world of the internet and the stored system memory.
Assistrx is a virtual person, male, female, gender neutral or cartoon, who will provide answers and responses to instructions from the user. Thus, instead of just hearing a voice like the Google assistant, Cortana, Siri, or Alexis there will be a person of your choice, which pops into view and responds to your voice requests. With the OCULENZ Assistrx you can speak your questions or wishes and a microphone subsystem connects with your chosen Visual Virtual Assistant who appears to grant you your wish and lets you see them fulfilled in virtual reality, such as displaying a music video or the cover CD of a track you requested played. You can summon the Assistrx at any time while wearing the OCULENZ headset. The Assistrx Visual Virtual Assistant talks to you in a conversational manner, ready to help you with many things and can perform a variety of simple tasks, like playing music. However, it can also be used to control smart-home gadgets, giving it the ability to dim the lights, lock the doors, or adjust the thermostat.
The OCULENZ headsets contains one or more microphones depending on version, which make us a subsystem called the MICTRX.
Some of the OCULENZ headsets feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) which uses microphones to pick-up noise, which is then inverted in phase and feeds back into the speakers to cancel noise a user hears. All OCULENZ headsets feature at least one microphone, which is necessary for Voice Commands, and the ones with ANC will feature several microphones in the MICTRX array for each speaker.
The OCULENZ may utilize ACOUSTRX technology for Medical and Industrial solutions which deploys bone sound conduction technology.
This technology bypasses the middle and inner ear, where most hearing loss mechanisms occur, and permits a user with hearing loss to hear better. ACOUSTRX decodes sound waves and converts them into vibrations that can be received directly by the Cochlea so the eardrum is never involved. The “sound” reaches the ears as vibrations through the bones (or skull) near the back of the ear. For other solutions, the ACOUSTRX system includes speakers, earbuds or headphones. Or connect with your own earphones through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
AR Screen Mirror
Now your OCULENZ AR headset is also your cell phone. Use the VOICTRX voice command to call up a virtual dial pad, and then use the DIGITRX finger gesturing to punch the numbers and make a cell call.
Or use the ASSISTRX to place your call for you from a list of previously recorded callers. Also, you can virtual text by calling up a text menu and creating a text message and then telling ASSISTRX which known number to send it to. The OCULENZ will be able to do virtually any task your cell phone can do. Also, the OCULENZ works by creating a custom Wi-Fi, cellular, or Bluetooth network — called a FoNet™ network — in your home. That lets the OCULENZ seamlessly get handoffs, so you can sync, stream, or share information to or from your computer, tablet or cell phone to your OCULENZ headset. For instance, you can start a Netflix movie on your cell phone, then transfer the movie to watch on your OCULENZ headset. Or you can start a call on your cell phone and then transfer it to your OCULENZ headset.
The OCULENZ DYNATRX OPERATING SYSTEM (DyOS) is the subsystem which combines all of the OCULENZ subsystems together in a unified and continuous coordination.
It merges the functionality of the EYETRX and OPTRX systems with the DIGITRX, SLAMTRX, VOICTRX and ASSISTRX systems and controls for a seamless user experience second-to-none. The DyOS updates regularly via wire or wireless/cellular connection.
The Medical OCULENZ solution has a MEDTRX system which includes real-time Blood Pressure and Heart Rate monitoring.
In addition, the eye-tracking methods used to register eye movement to find the direction and targets of a person's gaze, may also be used to reveal abnormalities in eye functioning, noticing fatigue, intoxication, drug abuse or drug reaction. Further, the eye-tracking technology included in the MEDTRX solution may be able to screen for such medical issues as Concussion, Parkinson’s Disease and Eye Defects, such as lazy-eye. When used in combination with learning disabilities the MEDTRX systems may help researchers learn more about an individual’s dyslexia or other reading problems. The usefulness of the application of OCULENZ EYETRX eye-tracking technology in medicine is a centerpiece of further research by the Ocutrx International Medical Advisory Board.